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The Cookout (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 September 2004 (USA)
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When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bling Bling
... Leroy
... Lady Em
... Todd Andersen (as Storm P)
... Wes
... Brittany
... Mrs. Crowley
Ruperto Vanderpool ... Wheezer
... Jojo Andersen
... Poo Salesman
... Jamal Washington
... Frank Washington
Rita Owens ... Nettie Washington
... Butler
... Grandpa
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When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque at his place -- just like the ones his family used to have. But when you have new and old friends, family, agents, and product reps in the same house, things are bound to get crazy. Written by Anonymous

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This summer, get your grill on!

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Barbecue Party  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,219,794, 5 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,540,112, 10 October 2004
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Jamal's mother is Queen Latifah's mother in real-life. See more »

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When Todd and Jamal go to the basketball court to play he is wearing light blue pants which he removes to play. When playing he has on shorts which he is wearing as they exit but in the outside shot of them leaving he is once again wearing the pants. See more »

Quotes

Security Guard: Do you know Marquis Fontaineau?
Little Dee: Light skin with good hair, yeah I know thim.
Little Dee's Baby: You know my daddy!
Security Guard: Aw hell no!
Little Dee: Let's roll.
[drives off]
Security Guard: [calls Marquis Fontaineau on her cell phone] Marquis, I thought you said you didn't know Little Dee. I met her. I seen her. I seen your damm baby.
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Connections

References Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (2000) See more »

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S.W.A.T. - Theme
Written by Barry De Vorzon
Used by permission of EMI Gold Horizon Music Corp.
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Not the worst comedy of the year but still not worth watching
23 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Cookout is a pretty lame comedy that really delivers nothing new. #1 NBA draft pick Todd Anderson's star is on the ascendant after signing to his home team, the New Jersey Nets. Trying to stay grounded in reality, he throws a big barbecue for his family, not realizing that mixing them with his new agents and reps might lead to a crazy afternoon. The plot is fairly simple, something similar to the Barbershop films. The Cookout fails to be like Barbershop though. Everyone that's at the cookout is a stereotype. The filmmakers apparently were trying to include every stereotype about blacks possible. The script is very weak and needed a lot of work. The acting wasn't very good either with the best being Queen Latifah. She is pretty much the only saving grace in this film. However, her role in this film is small and its hard to believe she helped with the writing. Tim Meadows and Danny Glover are also pretty good but they can't save this film. Other people worth mentioning are Meagan Good and Jonathan Silverman. Ja Rule does a terrible job and he pretty much kills the film. Farrah Fawcett is in the film for some reason and she does a decent job. Everyone else is very annoying and do a bad job of acting. On a side note, Queen Latifah's mom has a role and Eves role is more or a cameo. Lance Rivera directs his first film and hopefully he can improve. Barbershop talked about important issues however, The Cookout didn't as it just had cheap laughs and it was a pretty boring film. The runtime is only 97 minutes long. Even with the short runtime it drags a lot and most of the film is pretty unrealistic. The Cookout is defiantly not worth watching unless your really, really big fans of anyone involved. Rating 3/10, a boring and forgettable film.


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